28 October 2008

No sugar Oatmeal raisin cookies

My dd is in the process of being tested for ADD and so in an effort to try and moderate her symptoms with diet I have been changing recipies to fit her diet better. I found this recipie in a Taste of Home magazine I got at the grocery store. I changed the sugar to splenda and I added flax seed to it. The nice part is that these cookies are really dense and could easily be a breakfast bar.

1/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup brown sugar (if you convert to Splenda check back of box for conversion)
2 TB sugar
3 TB water
1 egg white
3/4 tsp vanilla

Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup raisins
2 TB ground flax seed

Combine ingredients in a second large mixing bowl. Slowly add to the sugar mixture and mix well.

Drop by the 1/4 cup onto a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 10-12 mintues. (I actually molded these like a peanut butter cookie and then flattened them slightly. They don't seem to spread out as they cook) Recipie should yield approx 15 cookies.

Variations that would taste really good:
Add Cherries, cranberries, or dried apples instead of raisins.
Add 1/2 cup of bran flakes to add some crunch. Add these AFTER the mixture is combined to keep the flakes mostly intact.
Use orange or lemon extract instead of vanilla.
Use a different spice combo like apple pie spice.

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